HOLY GRAIL 1990 Nintendo World Championships GREY Cartridge 100% Authentic NES

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  1. Verge

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    ummm, haven't they identified where most every copy is? I know there are lots of fakes, and this one has no certification.
     
  2. modi123

    modi123 [H]ardness Supreme

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    Not to mention the thanks for putting this on some green fiber mat.

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  3. Bigbacon

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    for the amount of the item, they might as just pay for the plane ticket for the buyer to come and get it or you have enough money to do so.

    Very stupid that someone would spend that kind of money on a game to collect. I spent 350 on a single game once and right after I realized it was very stupid even though 350 dollars isn't a lot of money for me.
     
  4. vegeta535

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    Umm ain't the gold copy which is even rarer worth around 25k on a good day?
     
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  5. magnetik

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    not sure if fake but there is a gold one up there now for $500 BIN.
     
  6. DejaWiz

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    That one is a fake...description says so:

    An authentic gold one sold for $100K a few years back.
     
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  7. Verge

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    Ah yea the gold ones were from Nintendo power. Set number made and I think they’ve located all but two or three
     
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  8. Master_shake_

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    looks like the cut is some kinda fail dremel work.
     
  9. erek

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    sad, the auction ended prematurely, seems as of the seller ended the listing :(
     
  11. DejaWiz

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    I think it ended on the clock. Maybe the seller will relist it and offer actual shipping. To, you know, let the whole world fight over it...
     
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  12. matt167

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    That PCB is legitimate. the quick spot for fakes is the dip switches. Fakes have green or tan switches usually. real are blue. So if you see green switches, you don't need to look any farther to spot the fake.. But that PCB is legitimate

    Also brand new fakes are $80 and easy to find... The NWC cart's were hand made and hand programmed ( eprom ). They were a little rough. The fakes look better than original so they can actually be too good
     
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  13. erek

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  15. auntjemima

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    I love seeing these for sale. I am 100% sure I had this as a kid. Makes you wish you have kept all that old hardware.
     
  16. oblox

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    So you competed and were a finalist?
     
  17. auntjemima

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    Oh, definitely not. My 100% is really a mere "I am pretty sure" and by "pretty sure" I mean, something similar.
     
  18. w1retap

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    Reminds me of my copy of Stadium Events I sold to Funcoland for next to nothing back in the 90's, along with the running mat. :(
     
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    Are you sure it was Stadium Events and not World Class Track Meet (rebranded SE)? SE had a short release window in 1987 prior to being recalled and then rereleased as WCTM like a year later. I think the biggest tell would be the mat.
     
  20. w1retap

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    I'm sure. It's funny though, because everyone always says that.
     
  21. oblox

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    I think people generally say it because the human brain has the tendency to rewrite the past. But when it's all said and done, good for you (and sad that you never kept it) because IMO, it's a pretty sweet story to tell.
     
  22. w1retap

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    I didn't have the box, which is a big part of the value as well. My uncle had shipped a few hundred NES games to me after my cousins grew older. The only reason I remember having Stadium Events is because my neighbor had World Class Track Meet and we thought it was weird that the same game had two different names.
     
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    He had The Berenstein Bears Stadium Events, not the The Berenstain Bears World Class Track Meet

    Mandela effect....
     
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    Aren't those UV erasable EEPROMs? Would think not having stickers would kill the data in there, could be wrong.
     
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  26. w1retap

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    Yes, it could corrupt data on the EEPROM by having the window exposed. I'm sure the seller has no idea.. lol.
     
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    Someone left eproms indoors for 7 months and experienced no corruption via regular office lights. I'd imagine the seller is not dumb enough to leave them sitting outside...

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  28. w1retap

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    I've had the opposite experience with UV-EPROM's at work. They're new-old stock for our English Electric turbine controls from the late 70's / early 80's. My coworker left a tray of them sitting on the lab bench over a weekend with the windows exposed after I had validated the programming on them, and I had to reprogram a few, since several I re-tested before installation were no longer meeting the checksum and had some flipped bits. I don't know what the ones in the Nintendo cartridges are rated for, but for the age of the chips I was using causes them no longer meet the factory specifications for data retention when the window is exposed.

    I'm guessing you've never worked with UV-EPROM's before?
     
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  29. st4rk

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    My dad owned a UV-EPROM factory in the 70s and I worked there as a kid until my late teens. I'm very well versed on how they work and function, and your attempt to "call me out" has obviously backfired. I used to build UV-EPROM chips from scratch, since my dad shipped off to 'nam and I had to take over.

    I assume your dad never served in 'nam?
     
  30. w1retap

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    I'm not "calling you out", I'm just sharing my experience and was asking since you didn't seem to have real world experience with them. But yea, my dad can beat up your dad. :ROFLMAO: As to 'NAM, no, he was 3 years to young for the draft.
     
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  31. Chikia12187

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    Why is it worth a fortune?
     
  32. w1retap

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